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Red Penis Prevention: Avoiding Balanoposthitis
A red male organ can be a funny thing: when it resembles a healthy red glow, it indicates a member that is in a high-functioning state. However, when the redness is more like an inflammation, it may very well be a sign of a male organ health issue. For men who are intact, that redness may be a symptom of balanoposthitis and good male organ care requires that attention be paid to this possibility.
What is balanoposthitis?
Many men have heard of balanitis. This is an inflammation of the glans, or head, of the member. Fewer men are familiar with posthitis. This is a condition only found in intact men, in which the prepuce is inflamed. It is not uncommon for balanitis and posthitis to occur at the same time; when this happens, the condition is referred to by the join term balanoposthitis.
What are its symptoms?
Although inflammation is often mentioned when discussing balanoposthitis, there can be more signs of the condition than just a red male organ. Among the other common symptoms associated with balanoposthitis are:
- Soreness and tenderness in the area, especially when touched. This can often interfere significantly with a man's sensual life.
- Subpreputial discharge, which is a wetness, often thick and sometimes odorous, which is found underneath the prepuce.
- Phimosis. This is a tightness of the prepuce such that retraction is painful and/or difficult.
- Open sores in the area.
- Lower back pain.
- Rashes on the prepuce and/or glans.
There can be any number of causes of balanoposthitis, both infectious and non-infectious. Some of the causes can be serious. For example, it’s one of the side effects of some social diseases. HSV and lichen planus, an abnormal immune system response, are among the possible culprits. However, most doctors report that balanoposthitis is more commonly the result of dermatological issues, such as inadequate hygiene, contact dermatitis or psoriasis. Candidiasis, or thrush, is also a common cause of balanoposthitis. Thrush is a yeast infection which is often accompanied by serious itching and rashes.
Prevention and treatment
Balanoposthitis can cause significant discomfort, especially when it presents with phimosis. Because of this, taking steps to treat or prevent it is recommended.
Treatment depends on the root cause of the balanoposthitis. For example, when a social disease is involved, that condition will need to be addressed immediately. Antibiotics, antifungals and steroid creams may be recommended by a doctor in some cases.
One of the most effective ways to prevent this condition is to practice good hygiene. This includes washing the member regularly, using a mild cleanser that does not irritate the skin or contain harsh chemicals and/or fragrances. It's important for intact men to wash under the prepuce as well as on top and to gently dry the entire area. Washing soon after engaging in sensual activity is also a good idea.
Other preventive measures include always using a protective covering when engaging in partner-based sensual activity and discussing sensual histories with partners.
Fighting balanoposthitis and the resultant sore, red male organ also requires maintaining overall manhood health. This is easier to do if a man regularly includes a quality male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) in his daily male organ health regimen. The soreness that often accompanies this condition can be soothed by using a crème that properly moisturizes the member skin. To achieve that, search out a crème with a potent combination of natural hydrating agents, such as vitamin E and Shea butter. Providing adequate vitamin support to the manhood is also essential, so a crème with a range of vitamins is advised. Read the label to determine if A, B5, C, D and E are all contained in any possible crème choice. This combination ensures that the manhood gets the supplemental health benefits that it needs to stay in peak condition.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.
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